Grateful Dead Live at Buckeye Lake Music Center on 1994-07-29
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Recording Info: (FOB) Beyer M101 (Omni) -> Dat (Casio DA-7) -> CD -> EAC -> SHN via Charlie Miller
- 2004-09-03 17:21:50
- Beyer M101's (omnis, FOB) > Casio DA-7 DAT > CD > EAC > shntool > SHN
- Hebron, OH
- Audience: Beyer M101
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- Joe Totoraitis and Charlie Miller
Subject: Jumbodacious 2nd Set!
Subject: Second miracle of the week
Subject: Rain in Ohio
Subject: Nice sounding audience recording from 94 tour
Subject: THE BEST
Subject: forces of nature
TBH I don't remember much of Traffic's performance b/c I was out of my mind on the Dancing Skeletons and the approaching rainstorm. I remember high-octane winds introducing the storm, giving a severe and elemental twist to the general energy of the situation; you could see Jerry and Billy K stageside - smiling, bopping, getting into the end of Traffic's set, the electrons of the storm, and the general crowd scene. Somewhere around the end of Traffic's set or right after, the sky was pretty pregnant w/SOMEthing - it got very dark and dropped on us. I remember the rain/wind being hard enough that the crowd started up makeshift tarps/rainguards. I remember being a human post for one of these 'tents' - drenched and tripping fantastic, utterly satisfied. So the crowd sat out the storm ...and The Dead took the stage when the rain eventually began to lift, revealing blinking stars to an ecstatic audience. The wide-open spaces and weather outside of Hebron that night made for a special recipe, spicing up the energy of the show in a really unique way. UJB bug-eyed the muddy post-apocalyptic audience - and if you were There, The Mighty Quinn was pretty damn mighty, wrapped up with a bow, Jerry winking at us.
Before the storm this venue was a bucolic paradise - after the show it was a muddy dark wasteland. I have no idea how I was able to find my friends and my car that night, trudging back through the mud in the joyous herds. If the Rain was gonna fall, well, we can say in hindsight that it was right on time: the scene thrived in the summer heat before the show, and the exact timing/duration of the downpour was effectively perfect. Supersonic backwoods psychedelic Baptism.
On strictly musical terms this show wasn't exceptional to my ears then or now (which isn't to say that I didn't enjoy & treasure every second of it then and now), but even a cursory glance at the set-list testifies to its singular energy being severely upgraded by the forces of earth and sky, and a really unique scene not possible in more populated areas. This combo was the real deal, folks - a really off-the-grid, exceptionally Close Encounter between the forces of nature, America's greatest rock&roll band, and hordes/herds of Friendly and very enthusiastic Freaks.
With a nod to gratefulvince(see below) - I'd say the most musically exciting Dead show I saw that summer was right after this Buckeye romp - on 7/31, at The Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan, right outside of Detroit. Great bday party show w/ Jerry blowing out the candles.(one of nine in the history of the band I'm aware of). Check out Keith Litzenberger's AUD of the Auburn Hills show.
Cheers to the caravans from Buckeye to The Palace that summer... Ah, the magic carpet of the Good Ole US of A. Thanks to everyone who made this now legendary 'Rain' show so special.
Yes, set 2 is great.
But, boy, weird how no one mentions the rough bulk of the first set.
Subject: Good 1994 Dead show
Subject: What a day,what a blast
Subject: last ohio show good times
Subject: Buckeye, trippin' in the rain!
Subject: HEY EVERYONE
I wrote a long pre re-listen review to this show- and it disappeared. Oh well.
It was my first show, long overdue, and all the reviews above are INCREDIBLY accurate about the show, the rain etc. Someone even OD right in front of me at the beginning and it was crazy I think the person died not sure. Security guard looking at me screaming for a DR....surreal.
The show was amazing. After relistening a few times I love it more- how ironic was it that the song Uncle Johns Band got me into the Dead- and was played from scratch as previously noted- a nice 20 minute version amazing.
I have had fun showing these review to my younger brother whom never saw Jerrry- this was a time I travelled from Florida to Ohio to see the Dead and it was so fantastic. Great show fudge the negative reviews it rocks. SOunds like being there in the crowd.
Subject: please.. the kids has never seen the dead
Subject: great experience @ a great show
Back to the fine fungus---bought some and ate-em on the way into the show. By the time it started to rain they were kicking in. Had a minor freak-out over all the wind that kicked up & the possibility of tornadoes. But rain or shine, the GD threw it into gear from the start. The whole first set it rained, but I seem to remember it clearing some and the sun shining through the clouds before 2nd set started---beautiful! There were small platforms that had large TV cameras filmimg the show---does anyone recall the "APPLAUSE" message that was shown on the screens @ the end of Deal? I found that to be hilarious!
The second set was no slouch either. Previous mentions about Samba even being a fine performance are correct. Me & a friend managed to get pretty close to the stage during a good bit of 2nd set, which usually wasn't too easy considering everyone that crowds as close to the stage as they can in GA shows.
Overall, it was a good show, and worth the listen.
Subject: We were wet, muddy and having the time of our lives.
We were wet, muddy and having the time of our lives.
I made a ton of money that day in the lot, got a ticket for face early in the day, loved the friends I was riding with, spend the show with a boy I cared alot about, the night walking around laughing dancing playing, we found after much seaching the french bread veggie pizza van (they were hiding), watched the sunrise, gosh I could go on and on, it was a wonderful night, it was magic... My personal favorite of summer 94. Well East coast summer 94 anyway. :)
Jerry sounds burnt during the Foolish refrain. Like he could use about a week of sleep.
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